April 27, 2008
Corrie Smith, fifth grade: "A better playground for the fifth-graders. No one wants to play on this stuff."
Rayneesha Barksdale, fifth grade: "I would buy a better field. I would try to put in jungle gyms and slides for the kids. More swings and basketball courts to fill the pavement up."
Robert Knowles, fifth grade: "I would buy tether balls and a new slide."
Hailey Theberge, fourth grade: "More jungle gyms. It's just a bunch of pipes. We need more accessories on our jungle gym."
Dylan Valleroy, third grade: "A football field because I like to play football and I know a lot of people that like football."
Faith Woolford, fifth grade: "Tire swings and a really, really long slide. I want to be able to have fun with some new things instead of playing with this same old stuff."
Madalyn Wells, third grade.
Jacob Hollinshead, fifth grade: "I'd definitely buy a bigger slide and bigger swing sets that aren't so rusty and stuff."
Curtis Sprinkle, fourth grade: "A new swing set and a new curly slide because they're really cool. You can water down the slide or pour water on yourself, and it will make it more fun."
Tanner Smith, third grade: "Tether ball and new monkey bars. All the kids like to play with those."
Leon Estill leads Miriam Ward for a slow dance at the Senior Citizen Prom in Ashland on April 19. Ward was invited to the dance by her granddaughter, Lauren Ward, one of the event's student organizers.
Throughout the year as part of “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” groups of men wear high heels and take a walk to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. To participate in the event, men “walk the walk” and hope to “talk the talk” by inspiring conversation about domestic violence.
Sam Hargadine, left, vice president of public relations, and Jesse Feira, vice president of finance and records for MU’s Interfraternity Council, rest after a rainy lap around Stankowski Field in high heels. Because of weather conditions, the men only made one lap around the track, but they were supposed to walk a mile.
Men from MU came together Sunday to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The event was held by Alpha Phi Omega and the MU Panhellenic Association, which donated all proceeds raised by the walkers to The Shelter.
April 26, 2008
Five-year-old Jillian Bryant, dressed as the character Belle from "Beauty and the Beast," listens for her name to be called during a prize giveaway at a fundraiser for the TRYPS children's theater Saturday morning at the Upper Crust Ballroom.
From left, 4-year-olds Emery Snyder, Gillian Barrett and Brooke Herron pose for pictures with Belle from the TRYPS production of "Beauty and the Beast," played by 17-year-old Karis Crosby, during a fundraiser on Saturday at the Upper Crust.
Delbert, front, and Maxine, back, work together to get their lilac bunches ready for sale. Delbert trims excess foliage off the stems while Maxine puts the bunches together.
Buckets of lilac bunches adorn Delbert and Maxine Porter's home on Russell Street on Saturday. The Porters sell the flowers every spring when the bushes come into bloom.
After trimming off excess leaves, Delbert Porter hammers the bottom of the lilac stems. Porter explains that this process helps water easily flow into the flower.
Buds on one of the Porter's lilac bushes wait to open on Saturday. The Porters have so many of the bushes, they line the edge of the couple's backyard.